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Acrylic

 
What is Acrylic?
Acrylic is a glass alternative that has gained popularity as a framing material. You may know it as Acrylite® or Plexiglas®, which are brands of the same thermoplastic scientifically known as Polymethly Methacrylate (PMMA). It’s hard, flexible, lightweight, and even recyclable.
Acrylic glass is lightweight and shatter resistant, eliminating the potential for damage during transportation or surprise falls. It’s a great insulator too, decreasing the risk of damage from condensation beneath the frame.
 
Advantages of Acrylic
Acrylic glass is lightweight and shatter resistant, eliminating the potential for damage during transportation or surprise falls. It’s a great insulator too, decreasing the risk of damage from condensation beneath the frame.
Acrylic is optically superior, naturally without tinting commonly seen in glass. This optical purity makes it a great option for displaying and protecting framed photos and art. Since it is an artificially created glass alternative, special treatment options can be applied to protect against common glass issues, such as light glare and UV penetration.
 
Why is acrylic so expensive?
Acrylics are expensive because they are much stronger and more durable than any type of glass or plastic.
 
Disadvantages of Acrylics:
The first disadvantage of using acrylics is that it scratches more easily than glass. This means that it will need more care when handling to reduce the rate of scratching.
However, if it accidentally gets any scratches, it is easy to restore it to its original form. All you need to do is polish the acrylic to get rid of the scratches.